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Thread: Yet another Rolex Thread, can ANYONE explain this?

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    Yet another Rolex Thread, can ANYONE explain this?

    Estimate £10,000 for a knackered watch.

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    Yet another Rolex Thread, can ANYONE explain this?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Estimate £10,000 for a knackered watch.
    A 6538 ďBig Crown,Ē the model Connery wore in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball. Highly collectible. Maybe even a gilt dial version.

    Addendum: Oh, just read ďoriginal bezel, dial, hands.Ē Very rare indeed AFAIK. Many were replaced during service jobs.

    Google is your friend. Read a bit. Iím sure thereíve even been threads here on the forum about it.
    Last edited by ChromeJob; 13th June 2018 at 13:12.

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    Not a lot to explain really.

    Auction estimates mean nothing, the value of that Watch has been realised by at least two people fighting over its worth.

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    Itís got a story to tell and some such nonsense.

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    It matters not a jot whether we think it is a shrewd investment or a total waste of money. It's worth what a bidder will pay for it.

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    Yeah.
    Pretty easily.

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    Rarity + desirability = big bucks!

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    Sod the £10k estimate.... it sold for £138k...

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    It appears that some aren't familiar with the concept of collectibility. Just wait until they discover what some old bits of pottery or painted canvas can go for. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehase284 View Post
    Sod the £10k estimate.... it sold for £138k...
    Sort of my point for posting, it's ridiculous!

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    I'm just surprised that the bezel alignment police havnt arrived yet.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Sort of my point for posting, it's ridiculous!
    *to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Sort of my point for posting, it's ridiculous!
    Since you're worried about ridiculous behaviour in watch collectors, presumably you have no more than three or four watches, just enough to cover all needs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Since you're worried about ridiculous behaviour in watch collectors, presumably you have no more than three or four watches, just enough to cover all needs?
    And they need to be Casios because it is ridiculous to spend more on a watch that has less functions and is less accurate. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiztence View Post
    And they need to be Casios because it is ridiculous to spend more on a watch that has less functions and is less accurate. :)
    That's the kind of arguement someone in a queue at Argos would make

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Sort of my point for posting, it's ridiculous!
    Stay of the market for rare pieces - not that I agree or applaud BTW.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Could do with a damn good scrub and some new parts. Dirty looking thing!

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    What is the buyer of this watch likely to do with it? Gentle and sympathetic clean up keeping original dial and hands but maybe replace the glass?

    What about the movement, I assume it will get a service if required. Does replacing various parts of the movement affect future value or is it only really the face of the watch that most folk try to keep as original as possible?

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    I'd say it won't be getting much more than climate and access control.

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    Famous brand, simple & elegant design, rarity, a film connection, historic and a section of society with large amounts of disposable income. That's how I'd explain it.

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    I donít understand it either........but I understand that I donít understand it and accept that someone deems it to be worth megabucks. Canít say Iím drooling over it.

    Paul

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    So if Ian Fleming had worn a Seiko instead of a Rolex, would it mean that these https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...-)sanity-check would be worth 30 times more?

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